Friday, December 26, 2014

Santa Clara

The second mission of our trip was the one at Santa Clara, where our friend teaches. He showed us around the campus, which is really lovely, and around the mission. Goodness--the whole campus was covered with flowers (lots of roses). And it was a sunny day. Such a treat to get away from the cold for a bit in December.

The painted ceiling:

The ceiling at the front of the church:

Our friend pointed out the theologically problematic part of the ceiling (at the bottom): Evidently early missionaries taught the doctrine of the trinity as three identical persons who would draw straws and the one with the shortest straw had to go down to earth to suffer. They were eventually told that that wasn't an ok way to teach it.

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